Shiny garnet color with bright copper reflections. This wine is elegant and bright with a slightly weightier mouthfeel. Its tones of fresh pomegranates, berries, and hibiscus tea lead to a spicy and mineral finish.
In the Scala family since 1949, the Domaine is now run by Luigi Scala, who leads the production of Cirò wines following family traditions. From the growing of the grapes to the refinement and aging of the wines, he favors quality over quantity and aims to produce a distinguished Calabrian wine. The winery is truly a family business as Francisco Scala oversees the business side of the winery.
The grapes are hand-picked during the first half of October. After removing the stalks, the grapes ferment for about 24 hours, then about 60% of the must is drawn off and fermentation continues for the rest in temperature-controlled containers set between 14° and 16° C. At the end of the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is racked and left in stainless steel tanks for at least 3 months. After bottling, the wine rests another month before release.
Food Pairing Notes
This versatile Rosato can stand up to bolder flavored dishes such as barbeque, spicy Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, or Indian fare. Equally delicious with charcuterie, tangy goat cheese or rich yogurt dips.